K38

COXSWAIN BEHAVIOR

SAFETY IS A BEHAVIOR CAMPAIGN

Program review is the cornerstone strength of you team and mission.

The waterway on a inclement weather call can be not only hazardous for small craft but can rapidly decrease performance values that were not intially targeted in training.

Today is a great day to review any and all values to the mission and how they correlate with the program management.

If you have any questions, give us a shout!

PERFORMANCE ABILITIES

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Posted: February 29, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

RWC CENTERED LOADING TO TRAILER

SECURING YOUR RESCUE WATER CRAFT TO THE TRAILER

Proper Rescue Water Craft loading onto the trailer is dependent upon a few contributing factors.

We will take a look at suggestions you could use to help your RWC and trailer tie-downs.

In our K38 courses we are teaching the repetitive responsibilities from maintenance, to trailering to operations. There is a lot to learn!

This is specifically related to boat ramp launches.

Tidal considerations change the elevation of the placement of the trailer, don’t place too much of the trailer bunkers completely submerged.

Leave the forward leading edges of the guide bunks exposed.

The more float you have on the RWC the more obverse the angle will be for affixing the bow trailer tie down.

If you are using a hand winch from the trailer to the Rescue Water Craft bow eye, do not lose tension on the handle. If you fail to abide by the safety practices under load you can hurt yourself.

The winch handle will snap back under tension and strike your head or your forearm. Make sure you have a firm hand grip and align your body appropriately so you do not create an injury.

If this tie down or hand winch line is too taught, the bow will be in good position, however the stern of the craft(s) will be risen.

Make sure you are in a flat and level location and not on the boat ramp itself to correct this. This can lead to loss/damage of craft or injury.

Ensure that you have a stern safety strap in place if any incline. Do not disconnect the trailer from the tow vehicle.

This causes stress on the bow eye cleat.

Can damage the trailer tie down.

May lead to injury if hands and body position are not in a safe position from the release of the physical load back onto the trailer.

Do not lose the bow connector point with a fixed metal X hook or closure.

Make sure your Rescue Water Craft is properly loaded and centered on the bunks.

You should not have the stern of the Rescue Water Craft sticking out from the back of the trailer, it should end at the last part of the trailer in perfect alignment.

You may have to push the Rescue Water Craft forward if the RWC slides back.

WATCH YOUR TRAILER ANGLE
When learning it is easy to forget the patterns in the sequence, that is quite normal. Repetition and a ‘walk around’ the trailer will clue you into what you missed.

So, lets go over it again:

1. Observe the angle of the floating Rescue Water Craft to the angle of the Trailer.
2. When you secure on a steep angle remember the RWC will slide back slightly when you pull forward when using a tie down strap. Most trailers have hand winches, but not all.
3. Pull up off the boat ramp and inspect the Rescue Water Craft to ensure it is level. If it is not, reset the bow tie strap.
4. Make sure your Rescue Water Craft is centered on the trailer bunks and not overhanging off the stern of the trailer. It should be aligned properly.

Certainly, you can add additional steps and corrections to this as you see fit. Not all trailers, winches, Rescue Water Craft and tie downs are the same.

You will have to interpret according to you own equipment and location for loading the necessary patterns.

The more you practice this, like all things in your RWC program, the better you will get.

Make sure your entire team knows about the ‘walk around’. At first learning is a bit of an overload because your mind is focusing. Over time you adapt and it becomes a normal behavior.

The more you practice, the better your mind relates to safety.

Remember: Safety is a Behavior.

Posted: February 27, 2020

Author: Shawn Alladio, Subject Matter Expert for RWC

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

We Don’t Give Medals for Mishaps

Accidents are not opportunities to draw praise, but an opportunity to correct and amend.

Mishaps are not for issuing medals and congratulations.

They are a great opportunity to make corrections from the current negligence and prevent death in the future of your team or those you are serving.

This is a serious reprimand for everyone who praises a mishap and encourages Coxswains or Crew to fail.

Why would you want your fellow sister or brother in the RWC world to fail, get hurt, or die?

Think about it.

Modify your own behavior and do not become corrupt. It’s easy to do when people are attracted to crashes.

Fear a mishap so you can learn to respect life itself and to support the mission and goals of boating safety.

Admit mistakes, make corrections before its too late.

Admit the problems, if you don’t know you have any, get your training assessed by an outside SME

1. Research solutions and corrections, find a mentor

2. Test the methods, observe the results

3. Determine the results of change from start to finish.

Do this now, not later.

Our maritime community is a collective internationally of those who practice safe boating and enforce it.

Otherwise, they are not part of the Maritime community.

Remember to fear an accident, you must respect it.

Boating Safety is Accident Prevention!

Posted: February 11, 2020

Author: Shawn Alladio, Subject Matter Expert for RWC

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

FASTER THAN THE MASTER

SLOW DOWN

You cannot move faster than the master of boating education. No matter how badly you want it, reality will show you the reasons why.

When you place yourself in that position, you cannot afford the tuition you didn’t pay for by dedication, study and scrutiny. There are no short cuts to rising to the top. Failures can be costly, slow it down a little!

Desire should not be confused with competency. Training is a development structure of the direction one needs to go to attain the necessary skills as an occupational mariner.

Training itself for one evolution in training will not secure mastered success. Life teaches us this lesson all the time. Athletes exemplify it and schools represent it.

Don’t think you can jump ahead without a conscientious respect for boating safety. To be part of community is to be immersed within it and surrounded by other mariners.

To develop your skills, give yourself about six months of applied training. That means every day training, not one training session on the water for 2 hours and 3 hours of preparations.

When somebody tells me, they have been operating Rescue Water Craft for 5 years I take stock of that quote and ponder the agreeableness on its terms.

5 years is 1,825 days. There are 24 hours in a day, if we take 40 hours as a regular work week, we are looking at 2,080 hours a year x 5 that would put them up to about 6,240 hours of Rescue Water Craft on water work. Nobody in the world has it.

Think about restructuring that answer. Stop saying you have 5 years of experience, and start saying you are still learning and get back on the boat!

Learning skills will be restrained or resolved depending upon the relationship value of the particulars that are presented to you and how those sills are corrected. Who doesn’t want to be better at these operations? I sure do!

EARN YOUR MERITS DON'T CLAIM THEM

First you need to make a commitment. This commitment needs to cover several areas, your time, your money and your honest effort and willingness to make improvements. That’s asking a lot of you!

That means you have to be trainable.

Some people simply are not, they need to be realistic and conduct some homework first on the demands associated with Rescue Water Craft operations.

If you aren’t ready to do that part, that educational sacrifice you will never master Coxswain skills needed in the dynamics of boating safety.

You will need professional help. Directly from experts who are properly vetted and tested by a boating organization. If you want the right help you need to go to the best instructor.

Be willing to take honest feedback aka critiques from your instructor. If you cannot take the advice, you probably are not the best fit for this demanding role.

Evaluations can be uncomfortable, but a mishap you create from not listening or not being able to grasp the advice will cost you more than you can afford in reputation.

Once you get your foundational skills down, practice on them one at a time.

• Over and Over.
• Set goals
• Evaluate your benchmarks.
• Move onto the next one.

While you are engaged in your skill building you are still in the experimental phase. Learning the ropes as they say. Do you know where that idiom originally came from? Our nautical heritage of course! The tall ships rigged with ropes to set the sails.

CONSIDER THE OBVERSE

Without the seaman’s knowledge of these ropes these ships could not catch wind to their sails. Hence ‘learn the ropes’ was for the knowledge of the basics of sailing and as the ropes were learned onto the mastery of the ships rigging, raise the main and an assortment of knots as a deckhand.

An instructor will ‘show you the ropes’, because they have the experience to introduce you to the same thing! How does this work? Well, from imitation of course, but within the audience.

We have people who imitate poorly by not making that commitment for training. Without training, there is no knowledge and without knowledge there is no performance. Everything is reliant on the variation of the other. If not, it’s impractical.

In our method of training we know that learning the ropes means you will need to show him the ropes. You cannot master that which you can not define. This takes time, real hours, on-water hours, documented results.

That’s the hard part, people are spread thin on demands and it is challenging to respect the mastery of our seamanship skills. It’s not for everyone.
Don’t learn on your own, get advice, structure and feedback.

Don’t think you can do this after one class, a few days or hours, that’s a formula for failure.

Do learn by passing and failing your skills aka trial and error. Monitor your results.

Seek knowledge from a variety of resources and continue to learn, don’t set an end point on your knowledge. Learn how to use your time in a context of value by focusing on key items you can include in your evolutionary learning objectives.

Be your own Devil’s Advocate. Why are you doing it that way, what else can you do, how will additional dynamics cause your methods to fail, what can you adapt regarding change?

Talk to people you don’t like and to people you admire. Gain insights from both of their respective models. Speak up, don’t hide in the shadows, reach out and tolerate the results.

You cannot move faster than your master. You may have to swallow some humble pie and realize they may still be on the pursuit of study as a learner and that may very well be why they are a master.

When you pair up with a vetted master you now have the opportunity to challenge the evidence and to scale your ambition safely and surely.
You don’t want to end up a master of disaster.

Reconcile that time by becoming a prudent mariner.

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Posted: February 1, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

SEEKING GREAT COXSWAINS

WHY OPERATIONS MATTER

PRESSURE
Operations matter because you have made an admission you are dedicated towards serving others.

This is important to your family, so you can continue with forward success and their dependence and admiration is a value.

The inquiry of your spirit should become the dogma of your participation.

It matters to your team mates. Their lives may depend upon your choices and behaviors.

You influence the kinetic emotional energy, either by causing discord or protecting a unified front of purpose.

TIME IS PURPOSE

The agency you represent depends upon your character and integrity, not your ego or pride.

The hierarchy needs protectors who are humble through service and strong in action.

The public is relying upon your commitment.

For that person or persons in peril they are hoping for your intervention to be swift, smooth and professional.

They do not need a problem to arise from your actions when they are struggling with their own.

You need to demonstrate boating safety skills. You operate a Rescue Water Craft, you area Coxswain.

THE DEBT OF HERITAGE

As a Coxswain you rely upon Seamanship Skills.

Your Seamanship Skills are part of our Maritime Heritage, and you my dear colleague are a Mariner.

You are not a rescuer. You are more than that.

As a Captain you represent thousands of years of boating safety from every culture in the world that moved across the seas.

Your actions are a reflection of their sacrifice and loss.

Remember who you are.

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Posted: August 5, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

THE VOICE WITHIN

GUIDANCE

Have you ever had an inner voice that rose up from a shadow area within your mind, and it shocked you during a rescue? You listened to the words presented and took the advice. It worked in your favor.

Do you think about it later and wonder if you are crazy? I have.

I’ve had this voice many times lend outstanding advice in a moment of peril. It is a simple determination of words. Albeit nothing complex or drawn out. It’s an actionable prompt usually.

This parallel voice, is it an echo of the mission or a position of the current experience? Is it an alarm to risk and changing dynamics?

There are things unknown taking place that didn’t happen in training, perhaps this is the inner permission to continue out of the scope of boundary.

It’s not the same thing as everyday thoughts that jump up like kernels of corn popping and then lay down, it is a more prominent alert.

The intuitive voice tends to orient me towards positive actions. Not ones that would cause me harm, although I could see a path to that could be fed for obverse reasons.

It seems as if its an integration of the risk assessment and a knowledge base. And this unconscious unified guide arises to help with a positive orientation. It’s a choice to make, I think.

I have listened to this unconscious awareness that is alerting my conscious behaviors.

I don’t know any other way to address this loud guiding voice.

I have given this a lot of thought and retrospective consideration. Do we call this intuition, gut instinct or a protective angel? I think that there is reason for these descriptions as well.

On November 21, 2001 at a large big wave spot called Mavericks at Princeton California, I had a memorable inner voice experience.

This was one of the largest recorded days of waves that were documented at Mav's. I was there working this historic swell on a Yamaha WaveRunner.

I had 4 of my WaveRunners being used at Mavericks, 1 by Jonathan Cahill, 1 by Paul Schulte and the last one being used by the Brazilian big wave champions Carlos Burle and Eraldo Guieros.

As the swell filled in towards the shelf off the Central California zone, the face of the waves began their temperamental approach. Outstanding big wave surfers from around the world were there proving their talent in this hectic watery plain, this is their rapture.

BLACKHAND

Approximately 1:45pm the wave faces were in stride with 70-foot faces.

The harbor department closed down the jaws of the harbor mouth for recreational boating traffic. I had a final conversations with Cary Smith a harbor deputy and I headed out again.

I got underway again, driving out to conduct another recon parallel to the jetty wall. Then across the channel, out to Mavericks and making calculated triangular search pattern for any mishaps that may have occurred.

I had conducted quite a few rescues this day and I was nearing exhaustion.

As I made another pass outside of the jaws, turning to my starboard quarter, I bounced along the jetty wall towards the inside section of the lagoon behind Sail Rock. I had a very loud and strong voice say to me in my thoughts ‘TURN LEFT NOW’.

This voice was loud. It shocked me. In fact is startled me even physically. I attributed it to fatigue and shrugged it off.

A few seconds later the voice returned “TURN LEFT NOW’.

When I looked down Blackhand Reef, it was angry and boiling.

Truly I didn’t want to go there; I had already experienced a mishap in that area before this day and I was not wanting to risk my Rescue Water Craft.

The voice returned for a third time, and it shook me. I turned left towards Blackhand as if following a command.
The water was rocking and white capping. I was alone and uncomfortable with this decision; nervous I was hoping to turn back.

Right before my decision to retreat a black head popped up. ‘Is that a seal?’ I said to myself. It was a surfer.

He did not have a surfboard. He had a black neoprene hood covering his head, his head was low in the water.

I did our trademark Johnny B and assisted him to slump over the rear seat on the re-boarding platform. I slowly drove out of the threat zone keeping an eye on him. We didn’t talk.

INTUITIVE

I passed the safety of the harbor mouth and headed over to the path that takes surfers to the dirt parking lot. The harbor water surface had a crosshatch texture to its surface from the wind, it stung my face, this cold wind chill. I could feel the cold shrug off as my adrenaline settled.

When I pulled up to the inside of the jetty wall and landed, he climbed off the PWC. He crawled his way out of the water, stood up, waved and at me at started his slow walk back to his vehicle.

He was trapped in his thoughts and my internal dialogue was waking up. We didn’t talk.

I was having a vivid conversation in my mind about this experience as I drove away. I looked back at his shadowy form to affirm he was not an apparition and this was a true experience.

I would never have gone down to Blackhand Reef on that day. Waves were barreling at 30’ all along that edge. I was alone, with no backup.

That voice has visited me often throughout my life. Is this what makes heroes? Is this the evidence of integrating experience with the choice of believing that everything will be okay if there is trust?

That voice saved his life. And mine many times.

I have been fascinated with the internal universe of our mind. As a trainer this is what I have done my best to make friends with to gain understanding of others to become a better instructor. To become a better woman.

I would encourage you to explore the decisions you make. Why do you make them? How have they benefited you and others? Did you clearly see results that stopped a mishap or prevented tragedy? Is it noticeable?

I believe that awareness becomes a part of a purpose driven life. Isn’t that where the essence of ‘a calling’ derives from?

Possible, at least I would like to think so.

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Posted: June 23, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

Sidenote: On 11.21.2001 the largest set came through Mav's later on this day. I was on the water with my dear friend Paul Schulte and Jonathan Cahill during that time. Carlos Burle and Eraldo Gueiros surfed the largest wave that year on this day. They won the XXL Big Wave category. The photo is from Pablo, whom has saved my life in many ways. I am indebted to his spirit.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
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Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

MOVING FORWARD

TRADITIONS MATTER

Doing what everyone else does, does not always mean that things are moving forward.

Bound by our former traditions we must adhere to a mindset of updating those traditions and be bound to ‘moving forward’.

There are a lot of incompatible versions that were created two decades ago and worked fine then, but the craft have changed!

EXPERIENCE

We have to be judicious in updating our knowledge base.

This is why Certification for qualified Coxswains is based on a 3 year tenure. There is a lot that changes in those three years! You can tell this looking at your 6 year old child who is now 9.

Experience is a continuum.

To increase potential and safety, our operational facts must be translated or transferred into values. This is to be protected by standards which are laws or rules of engagement.

It takes all those thousands of facts and translated them into inherent values. There is not one, is is a complication of the following:

1. Water and Weather
2. Type of Rescue Water Craft
3. Maturity and Learning level of Coxswain and Crew
4. Program development AND management
5. Review of mishaps
6. Training with purpose

VALUE

This collaboration of needs is to create a rationality of what needs to be represented in the program itself to sustain it.

Training allows Coxswains and crew to decipher the responsibilities and apply it to the ‘decision in action’.

Otherwise it’s a zero summation of potential mishaps that are welcome to advance.

This only works is the construction of program management is not a proposition but a community adherence of standards. When one community decides to make a standardization for our circle but has no knowledge and poor representatives, they will create poor results.

Who gets blamed?

Their students will be faulted. Because their instructors will not be scrutinized and neither with the program developers. They designed in essence a support structure of failure.

That is the bottom line of the problems we see worldwide, is these people did not create the training, do not know the boats, have not me the different users and waterways needs, but we have. We know this business and can see the failures within. I am encouraging you to look beyond your paycheck or your ego and look at the results.

How many mishaps, do you know how to rebuild your pump? Have you taken a qualification course based on 40 hours of instruction? Do you have your basic boater education? Do you have over 1,000 hours at the helm, or 100?

Your story is being told by the questions you ask, and the answers will help you with one thing; Seamanship skills.

Don’t let them die because of apathy.

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Posted: June 18, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

SPECIFY YOUR QUESTIONS

THINK OF THE ANSWER

When you can specify your questions, you are arriving to an answer. Why such an oxymoron?

Because to question is to seek and in our K38 courses we challenge our students to first think of the answer as best they know in present time.

I’ve observed thousands of students over three decades. What I have learned from them is they seek an echo to their daemon, their inner guide.

INSTINCT

For the most part I witness that people do not trust their instinct, they are waiting for someone to blow a whistle to prompt them to move. And this is most damaging.

Our goal and yours should be to specify in as many terms of definition that is possible in any given action.

This ensures that you are taking responsibility for your learning. It really is up to you and not your coaches, you decide if you are going to learn and on your terms. So, study, constantly and ask questions.

VALUE

When you start to change the way you mentally engage with your learning capability your objective will become a true mark, rather than an imitation of someone else’s interpretation.

Determine your operational responsibility, you can redefine your inherent value by predetermining your destiny.

You do this by choice. You do this by seeking, searching for the meaning and purpose through utility.

This is your personal miracle and its not unlikely if you pursue to act upon learning. Don’t just read and watch, decipher the terms and organize the structures. You will become educated with purpose.
Trust me, ask me how I know?

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Posted: June 18, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

EMERGING BEHAVIORS

Not All Knowledge is Equal

Emerging behaviors are a part of continuing education, science and development.

This idea of emergence has been around since at least the time of Aristotle!

Definition of emergency
1: an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action
2: an urgent need for assistance or relief the mayor declared a state of emergency after the flood. *

Attributed origin: Mid-17th century from medieval Latin emergentia, from Latin emergere ‘arise, bring to light’.

Emergent human behaviors are influenced. We like to focus on education and physical behaviors based off the mindset of knowledge a Coxswain pools or draws their selection process from.

REQUIRE CORRESPONDING ACTIONS

Effective training is coordinated to relieve the possibility of chaos in our maritime community. Chaos generally arises during the stages preceding a mishap.

We can align them from a beginning point of program inception, vessel and equipment selection, maintenance training and enforcement, recurring training, adaptive maritime standards and subsequent reviews.

When we initiate a training program in motion with a group of individuals the experience, maturity and physical levels are varied.

There are a lot of considerations to entertain in drawing up the expertise and the lack of knowledge and merging it into one unified and consistent motion.

This collective is a continual process of education which focuses specifically on tier level skills and evaluations corresponding with corrections and continual dialogue. Agencies need to adopt this same behavior for their program management.

TRANSCEND COMFORT

To do so competently requires a set of rules, laws or guidelines. Or we could call them standards. Typically based off past experiences ranging from positive to tragic.

We look to the boating safety community for the guidelines to proceed forward. We look to the coxswains in the field mishap reports and after-action reviews to determine how to modernize. What works and what is a dead end and needs to be discarded or modified?

But they first need to be challenged appropriately.

The success of training is dependent upon the trends, products, equipment updates, electronic migrations that continually evolve and interfacing with the select water type of operation.

You can increase your program efficiency if you do the following:

1. Ask your personnel to challenge a current training evolution with evidence opposing it.
2. Be willing to trial it in safe conditions.
3. Evaluate the results with everyone on board.
4. Video the demonstration and study it.
5. Review it again.
6. Final consensus review
7. Solicit outside peer review

That my friends are how we do this at K38, and we think it will work great for you.

*Merriman Webster Dictionary

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Posted: June 15, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.